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SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
used to be called the global warming, we say climate change today. this is warming. that is an inexorable single focused direction we have seen from the models. we see a lot about a minimum verses maximum temperatures. nighttime temperatures have an impact on what happens with snowpack in the evening and that has an impact on how quickly snow melts when it gets going during the day. we have seen a significant increase in the past 20 years as opposed to a maximum temperatures where we have seen not much of a trend. also the effects of elevation, these are very important to us. precipitation, that is our bread and butter. what form does it fall into a range versus no, how much of it falls? the timing of precipitation. these are critical factors that are engaged in such work. the variability is where our vulnerability is come. this includes drought, storm intensity. what is the severity of drought in the future? how much worse will storms get in the future? what will this mean for water quality? of course, there is a sea level rise. this is a critical factor for those
SFGTV
Mar 15, 2011 9:30pm PDT
the effects of elevation, these are very important to us. precipitation, that is our bread and butter. what form does it fall into a range versus no, how much of it falls? the timing of precipitation. these are critical factors that are engaged in such work. the variability is where our vulnerability is come. this includes drought, storm intensity. what is the severity of drought in the future? how much worse will storms get in the future? what will this mean for water quality? of course, there is a sea level rise. this is a critical factor for those of us along the coast. climate change affects the hydrological. precipitation, compensation. -- condensation. we are seen as first responders to the potential effect of climate change. our everyday work is bound up in the hydrological cycle. i'm going over not so much why we should care but how we should care about climate change, how we should approach evaluating the issue. we are approaching this on a timer rise in which matches up with the way we think. most apartments have capital programs. frequently, we think of capital improvement progra
SFGTV2
Mar 15, 2011 6:30pm PDT
year food. it brought us together but it was also an opportunity to share our culture with others, bring more unity among all of our communities. half the lunar new year to everyone and let's unite our communities together. thank you. [applause] >> good evening, my name is carmen chu. i will keep my message brief. i want to wish everyone a happy lunar new year. again, this is a time that is important to many of merit -- asian-american families because of the importance of bringing together family. i think we can all replicate this, the matter what community we live in. so i want to say happy new year. [speaking chinese] [applause] >> good evening. [speaking korean] in the new year, may have much good luck and fortune. new year's was a time for my family to get together and build community but also to reflect on the previous year, what challenges lie ahead of us. today at the board of supervisors, we recognized black history month. for me, that is always a reflection of the work of people that have come before us so that we can be where we are today. as asian americans, we think an
SFGTV
Mar 15, 2011 9:00pm PDT
, -- this is not the bleach you buy at your store, and it has a big role. it protects public health. however, its primary use for us is disinfection. disinfection of drinking water and also the treatment of water. it is also used for odor control in our waste water collection system. so it will be this last piece that i will be focusing the discussion on today. this was question a lot in the media, so i will talk about that in one piece. i should note that it is one of the many methods that we used to combat odor in waste water. so where do we use this? on the charts year, about 50% of the sodium hypochlorite is used for disinfecting water. about 30% is used for disinfecting and treating waste water, and the remaining amount is used for over control -- odor control. it is not the only chemical we use. we also use peroxide and a ferriss solution -- ferous -- ferrous solution. they are cite specific. this is basically from where the odors are coming from. you want to know what this costs. that is what you are looking at there. while the total chemical addition has gone down, you will note that for sodium hypoc
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 2:00am PDT
today to support your approval of the san francisco electric tour company's use of golden gate park. they are highly qualified, as you can tell from what you have heard today. i am sure they will do an outstanding job for you. it seems strange to be dating segway use at all. here we are in san francisco, where the police officers are, at this moment, at the largest airport, conducting safety and security operations on board segways. it works there just fine. in san jose, they use them as well. around the world, segways are used for various purposes. tours are just a small part of that. supervisor mar: could i just say -- this is in an historic park with many sensitive areas, wildlife, plants, so it might be different from the airport. >> i am quite aware of the value of the park. that is why we put segway tours in the park. we appreciate the chance to be there. golden gate park is entirely too big to be seen by foot. you cannot walk the whole park. you cannot drive the whole park. there are not trams to take you around. the best way to see golden gate park is by segways. i believe y
SFGTV
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm PDT
that we use. the previous gentleman was mentioning about how steam loops are a bad thing, and in the traditional fashion, they probably are. an apartment or units or development, instead of a traditional water boiler, a steam heater, whatever, yes, you are burning fossil fuel, but you are getting a 85% sun, 87% efficiency, instead of the below 50% efficiency is -- but you are getting a 85%, 87% efficiency, instead of the below 50% efficiency if you are using natural gas. i do not think we will get rid of that in the next 10 years, but i would really encourage you to move this as it is, and, believe me, on march 24, the next task force meeting, we are really hoping that is our last meeting, because there were two things that we were tasked with, including closing power plants, so it would really make my day. thank you. president vietor: thank you. public comments? any further public comments? i just wanted to clarify this amendment, and with the council's blessing, we can move it. this directs the general manager to return to the commission with further details, including
SFGTV2
Mar 16, 2011 10:30am PDT
check and verify information from property profiles. it could be mixed use as long as the building as long as we can issue report. we checked for a zoning and whether or not the building has already complied. then we have to start our research. we have all kinds of resources. san francisco, old history. in the early 1920's, 1930's, that is a lot of old building permits. in the old days we would microfilm building permits. one of the resources that we use were 60 millimeter micro film roles. and then we moved into a computerized scanning system. we have all kinds of resources to work with. sometimes in that process we have to work with the building division. we have to work with housing inspection. some records are just not clear enough for us. so, the process is quite expensive before we finally have all of the data. >> you say that it takes six days, generally? how soon can that be done? how long has along this taken? >> the best that we can do from beginning to end, it can take two hours. if it is just a repeat request, it might take one hour. the longest one we are doing right n
SFGTV2
Mar 16, 2011 2:30pm PDT
-american members of the board of supervisors with us. as a representative of district 3, i could not be more happy to introduce my district supervisor, the president of the board, supervisor david chiu. [applause] >> good evening, everyone. it is an honor to be with you tonight. i want to wish everyone a happy year of the rabbit. unless you are vietnamese, in which case, i was a very happy year of the cat. after 160 years, this year is truly history. i am honored to serve with you, not just with the diversity that our board of supervisors represents -- and i want to thank ross mirkarimi, david campos, and malia cohen who are here with us today -- but it is an honor to serve with three other asian-american supervisors. we finally reflect the population statistics that we have here in san francisco. more importantly, it was an incredible honor earlier this year to take part in an historic, unanimous vote for the first time in our city's history to have an elected leader at the top of galt mountain, our first chinese- american mayor, edwin lee. [applause] as i look out onto the audience and i see who
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of the globe and japan and the u.s. it would follow a little possible parcel of radiation all the way across the country and pacific. it would take many days. a lot of the radiation would be gone. there's just no threat. >> we will see. you'll keep watching, it as will i, but thanks so much for watching it here. want to turn things over to jessica yellin in "the situation room." jess, to you. >> happening now, breaking news. three nuclear reactors damaged to the core. the crisis in japan is said to be deteriorating right now. u.s. officials are suggesting the situation is more dire than many thought. with america's top nuclear watchdogs saying radiation levels are extremely high. freezing cold and snow adding to the hardship for quake and tsunami survivors there and hampering the rescue and recovery. more people now seem eager to get out of japan all together. >>> and wolf blitzer's one-on-one interview with secretary of state hillary clinton in egypt. she's talking about the disaster in japan, as well as the uprisings in libya and across the region. welcome to our viewers in the united stat
SFGTV2
Mar 16, 2011 1:00pm PDT
you are were used as an insult. >> welcome. we are here doing our building san francisco tour. we're going to have a very interesting tour of elevators in sanford cisco. we have all gotten into an elevator, the doors have closed, and it has carried us to our destination. have you ever wondered how elevators were -- work? we check out the need outside the elevator using current technology and we learn about the latest destination elevated technology all here in san francisco. we will also visit the machinery where all the behind- the-scenes gears control these incredible machines. we are very fortunate today to have an expert with those who is going to walk us are around elevators in san francisco. can you tell us about the history of elevators in san francisco? the measure -- >> sure. the history of elevator technology evolves with the city. first elevators were installed for moving materials in the 1860's. in the 1870's, the first passenger elevator was installed, and that allowed building heights to go up to about seven floors. starting in the 18 eighties, 1890's, the first elec
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 10:30am PDT
for small businesses and commercial development, and it is useful, but there are some limitations. it is not no-interest, and it has some bureaucratic limitations that will prevent it from being useful to everyone who wants to come in. we have some other tax incentives, but those might be going away. we have had a limited amount of grant funding. we have a grant from the national endowment of the arts to help with bringing in our non-profits and programming. we hope to get another grant from them, but it is not much money. we are working on zoning that will incentivize certain arts units and this incentivize some of the - uses that have been preventing these uses from coming into the area, but zoning alone does not do anything. it just creates the conditions to allow someone to come in. we were hoping to establish a redevelopment area. we thought this was a good use of tax increment financing, but it is unlikely at this point that tax increment financing through redevelopment will be an option. this is why we have proposed a payroll tax exclusion, to add an additional tool to the
PBS
Mar 15, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. >> tell us a little about supplies. what is day to day life like in terms of food and water and electricity, and just getting around town? >> the situation in northeastern japan is quite desperate. although, my son, who has just come back to us from sendai, closer in to the city, told us infrastructure is starting to be restored. you walk into tokyo, and there are no neon lights, and there much fewer people walking around the town. it is a bizarre, unsettling atmosphere. >> are people in an orderly fashion, or are they panicky? >> i would say in a lot of senses, this is japanese population's finest hour. in tokyo, as i mentioned earlier, there is a great frustration and anxiety level, but there are also a lot of people saying, you know, we have to pull ourselves together. >> you can hear my complete conversation with lucy, including more on her son's ordeal, on our website, nbron meanwhile, concerns about those damaged nuclear reactors in japan spooked investor confidence, and stock markets around the world sold off. here in the u.s., the panic- selling swept through wall st
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 1:30am PDT
in richmond neighborhood, and i have been a segway tour guide for several years now. i used to do tours in philadelphia, and our route was similar in scope to our route in golden gate park. in philadelphia, we also had mixed use trails and it included about half a mile bicycle trails, and also, the area of around both house road, which is a congested pedestrian area, and i'm not sure exactly how many tours i gave, but i would estimate of around 500, and we never had any incidents with collisions with pedestrians or anything like that. having come out here and started working with these guys, i can say that the people who go out here are much better prepared to use the segway. they have a higher degree of competency after the training they go through, which is very formal and standardized. also, i want to point out that i believe the no bike signs are actually surrounding an area that has bite jumps and stuffed -- bike jumps and stuff that i think were built surreptitiously. also, my time in working in the park, it has been about 40 days, and i have had several employees and staff -- the
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am PDT
utilities commission and the rate-payers by using the local ground water in place for irrigation or for increased daylighting. there are multiple opportunities for saving money. climbing change, thoughts climate change, urban forestry. -- climate change, urban forestry. this is not in my opinion just about mitigating flooding. the opportunities also in terms of the community engagement is also mapping the stakeholders. the stakeholders include multiple city agencies as well as residents and to the various ngo's. what we really need is a city- wide vision for the watershed and using it as a device, a framing device so that multiple decisions -- when we talk about the seven-foot by that is going in, what that pike has done is it is predicated a planning effort for the western sections of chavez such that we have a low drought tolerance landscaped going on on top of a flood plain. that does not compute. there is this function in that we are not actually speaking to the various entities, the various city agencies within this number frame of this particular watershed. i think that thi
WETA
Mar 16, 2011 6:30pm EDT
around the globe warn about the risks and u.s. stocks get whipsawed. >> tom: as the situation unfolds, how is the nuclear industry responding to the escalating crisis? and what is in store for investors? you're watching "nightly business report" for wednesday, march 16. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. fears escalated today around the world about the nuclear crisis in japan. comments from energy officials in europe and the u.s. raised questions about danger from the damaged reactors, tom. >> tom: susie, these were stark comments from top global experts. europe's energy chief said japan's dai-ichi nuclear plant was "effectively out of control." the u.s. energy secretary said there was a "partial meltdown" there. additionally, americans within 50 miles of the area were urged to evacuate. >> susie: and tom, those warnings spooked u.s. stock investors, sendin
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
away from the stricken plant. they are then tested for radiation exposure. japan is using a helicopter to dump water on the reactors and u.s. scientists are joining the effort to help prevent a full meltdown. >> we are first and foremost focused now on helping in any way we can to help the japanese government and the power company contain -- cool down the reactors and contain it and stop the leaking. >> reporter: u.s. helicopters are still flying in relief suppliesment on the ground search continues for survivors as the death toll markets. and the stock market rebounded after two dismal days. u.s. markets may follow the trend today but with both the nuclear crisis and a humanitarian disaster, jap an will face years of recovery. japan's defense ministry said the water drops seen on tv were a drill and there are no plans to dump water on the to the nuclear reactors. damages are now estimated between $150 up to nearly $200 billion and that's without the possible nuclear meltdown. allison and tony. >> sherry ly, thank you so much. >>> the priority is keeping the fuel rods cool. friday's ea
SFGTV2
Mar 16, 2011 3:00am PDT
and it has a very detailed cd. what this starts is how many of us can tell us the fundamentals of climate and weather change. most of us, one man? then you don't need to read this. the fundamentals of that we learn listening to the radio or watching the weather man and that's not good enough for us because we have to learn the hand gauge because we don't want to sit around feeling unnerved when someone says sea levels can go 25 feet. that's not where leaders take others. we have to know what's real and in the range of possibility. so this report is the best primer on what is effective climate. secondly, we all here about the poles shrinking in antarctica, based on this you see they play a bigger roll with respect to water and reflection from the sun. there are things you need to know. we don't need fearful people. many of us are managers that make hard decisions in investments we need to be empowered and knowledgeable. this looks at a state of the art of what's fake, real , fact or fiction about global warming. we have to make up indecisions, it may go 25 feet but some of us
SFGTV2
Mar 16, 2011 1:30pm PDT
manager. she will lead us on a walk through the building as we move along and talk about that as well. this is a fund and a unique place in san francisco, big, open space. a couple of times a week this is filled with a marketplace. >> 100 farmers. they are here on saturday. the farmers market is out front, and also on tuesday's we have about 60 farmers out front. >> and that is on the plaza? >> on saturday it is back here, and on tuesday it is in the front. >> i guess i am interested in what happens. we have a plaza where the ferry boats used to come. what happened? >> the whole backside of the building was originally line for ferryboats. it could handle about 14 boats at one time. the building was built in 1898, and the ferry boats were very popular up until the bay bridge got built in the early 1930's. at that time, the passengers shifted from taking the ferry boats out to going across the bridge and a ferry boat service diminished. >> the cars were a reduction in the use but also led to the development of the freeway in front of the ferry building, which in 1989 was damaged by the
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 8:00am PDT
institute prepared for us. we have benefited from convening a green tech committee, together with the task force, to shape and better develop the recommendations coming out of the rocky mountain institute report, and we have had many participation opportunities along the way. the plan really recognizes that we have limited control here in san francisco over the electric decision making, over the electric supply. we provide, the city and county of san francisco self provides, and that makes up about 15% of the electricity. what is left over is provided by pg&e and other direct-access providers. pg&e has control over the distribution system, and together with translate table, they are the sole providers of transmission services to san francisco -- and together with transbay. with treasure island, as the caretaker facility, we are responsible for distribution and transmission there. they really pre-empt what we can do about controlling the decision making that pg&e has for providing electric service here in san francisco. we have a very strong role. having said that, achieving some of our rol
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
off. so we continue to have a very desperate situation there and those u.s. officials coming in to try to help to see what they can do. meantime, the humanitarian crisis is widening. it is another very cold night here in japan. the snows were very heavy around the most seriously affected areas. so you have all the people without heat, without electricity. food and water supplies remain very low as do gas supplies. it is tough for people to get around, although they did have some buses of people, evacuees they were able to take out of the immediate area. and they're continuing to test people, including babies for radiation contamination. but red cross workers, other international aid organizations, they're being very cautious right now. they have actually pulled back a little farther away from the nuclear plant. obviously they want to protect the health and safety of their workers as they try to deal with this humanitarian crisis. thomas? >> chris jansing in tokyo for us. chris, thanks so much. >>> the radiation released from nuclear power plants raises concerns about whether wind condi
SFGTV
Mar 15, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. then there is the department of climate action plan which focuses in on energy use department by department. department by department, our report is due in march. >> ab32, how does this fit into our action plans? >> this is not explicitly addressed in the department of climate action plan. it does have an impact on all of our operations because we are emitters. we have been participating at the air resources board where the regulation implementing the directives are being established and the power enterprise is interested and focused on the electrical sector working group at the california air resources board. we are happy to report on that. cap and trade is a big piece end of our standard compliance is a big piece of that regulatory effort. we are scheduled to report on those issues. >> that would be great. it seems that there should be from the climate change perspective, a place for ab32 in the planning. >> the ordinance that established the department a climate action plans gives the responsibility for the content of those plants in the hands of the department of the environment. we can certainly r
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2011 10:00am PDT
that is the use a loan program -- of $15 million. we are being requested to do this at the request of the controller's office. supervisor chu: thank you very much. this is primarily a de- appropriation from market regional bond proceeds to appropriate the below market rate seismic safety program. just a question for the office of public finance or perhaps mayor's office of housing -- whoever can best answer -- does this have an impact on property tax rates? >> good afternoon, supervisors. [inaudible] i missed the question. supervisor chu: the question was -- the allocation of moneys from the market rate allocation bonds to the below rate market program -- the question is, because the below market rate seismic safety loan program is actually a subset is program, whether we expected to be an impact on the property taxes. >> yes, we do. the $360 million was authorized. $150 million loss for affordable housing. because the repayment of that was 1/3 of the interest costs, it has always been anticipated there would be an impact. supervisor chu: we had heard from an individual that there
NBC
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
in the u.s. >> the last 50 workers fled the nuclear plant to escape a huge burst of radiation. >> they have to continue to try. >> officials say 70% of the fuel rods are damaged. 107 miles away in tokyo, residents are leaving despite the surge is that radiation levels are not yet harmful. >> low levels now but we do not know what it will be like tomorrow. is back upnikkei today. >> uncertainty has taken over the markets right now. >> , response the nuclear regulatory commission to explain if our nuclear plants could withstand a 9.0 earthquake. >> we have to make sure that all the bad actors in the industry are sorted out very quickly. >> the government continues to assure americans that radiation levels here are safe. but that has not stopped their run of potassium iodide. one retailer says he has a backlog of 3000 orders. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> many of us in the u.s. are remembering the incident that took place at three mile island. the power plant had a malfunction in 1979. the plant had a partial core meltdown. gas was released into the atmosphere. 150,000 people were evacuate
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
to be fixed. >> we would love for you to weigh in about the story in our blogs. thanks for being with us. we will back here bright and early tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. eastern. >> "cnn newsroom" is live now with carol costello. >> did you guys go to an ivy league school? >> oh, no! >> university of maryland all the way. sorry about the ncaa tournament. >> i didn't either and we are doing just fine. i'm carol costello sitting in for kyra phillips. workers pulled after a spike in radioactive levels. 50 miles from the plant traces of radiation are turning up in city tap water. authorities in fukushimasy say the amounts found yesterday morning were not harm phil and not detectible later in the day. for the first time in japan's history an emperor gone on television to address a national crisis. the emperor akihito told the japanese people not to lose hope three reactors damaged at the plants. this is a view up above. that is reactor three on the left-hand side of your screen and reactor four in the middle. if you can determine that. radiation levels surged after that white cloud of smoke was
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
at that reactor are overheating. authorities are now working on a plan to use a water cannon to cool down a pool which is storing spent fuel rods at the number 4 reactor who was on fire earlier today. jenna: we are taking a look at the helicopters that were going to lower water on some of the nuke plants. there are still after shocks happening. have there been any more earthquakes today in japan. reporter: the last earthquake which shook tokyo happened about one and a half hours ago. that was just northeast of tokyo. and today there have been at least seven quakes with a magnitude of 5 and over. they actually seem to be heading in a southwest direction towards tokyo, and last night there was one which was literally underneath mount fugi which is tkoer tphapbt and overlooks tokyo, and that did spook some people, but there is no indication that it could lead anything to be some kind of eruption. jenna: david ross is taking in the destruction and terrible weather that hit the coastline in japan. maybe a personal question for you. how are you dealing with the situation and operating there in japan a
WETA
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the situation is under control. the army used helicopters to try to drop cooling water from above. but the winds and radiation levels forced it to be abandoned. he appeared on television to try to reassure his people. people are not reassured. we found families dashing to board trains south. what are you most worried about? >> i am most worried about the nuclear plants because i have small children. i want to stay far away from tokyo. >> many people live and work in tokyo come from other parts of japan. families are leaving tokyo for other parts of japan because of the fear of radiation. leaving is not an option for many. there are not enough places to go. if there is a major leak of radiation there does not seem to be a plan either. the family has not been told about it. they are watching developments further north with consternation. they have a baby and don't trust what the government is telling them. >> the government says we are safe but i don't think so. i don't trust them. >> one that? >> because [unintelligible] >> what is this? this is new? >> instead they are making their own plans. a
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
for radiation exposure. japan is using helicopters to dump water on the reactors and scientists are helping to prevent a meltdown. >> we are first and foremost focusing helping any way we can to help the japanese government and the power company contain -- cool down the reactors and contain it and stop the leaking. >> reporter: u.s. helicopters are still flying in relief supplies. on the ground the search continues for survivors as the death toll quickly climbs. the good news for japan, the stock market there rebounded after two dismal days. u.s. markets may follow the trend today but with both a nuclear crisis and a humanitarian disaster, japan will face years of recovery. >> reporter: damages from the earthquake and tsunami are estimated between 150 and $200 billion without a possible nuclear meltdown. >> sherry, thank you very much. >>> let's get more information on the nuclear problems in japan. >> joining us now by phone, neal cheehan from the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> we are looking at new assessments of this explosion and the
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
officials to know basics about the country we love. it's not just people who got us started got it close to right in principle at the beginning but the american people have had a civil war and made it better. that's our history. we should be proud of it and proud to know it. that's "hardball" for now. more politics ahead with "cenk uygur." >> good evening. i'm cenk uygur. it's a race against time to prevent a catastrophic nuclear event in japan today. this is a critical time now. at this hour, there are reports that four of the six reactors at the fukushima daiichi plant are in danger of melting down. perhaps most worrisome are the spent fuel rods in number 4. a top u.s. official warned that the rods are now exposed. a claim that japanese officials later denied. >> in addition to the three reactors operating at the time of the incident a fourth reactor is under concern. we believele there's been a hydrogen explosion in this unit due to an uncovering of the fuel in the fuel pool. we believe that secondary containment has been destroyed. there is no water in the spent fuel pool and we beli
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 4:00am EDT
stan grant has been monitoring the rapidly changing developments at the fukushima plants. he joins us live from the tokyo bureau. what's the latest? this is a fast-changing picture, isn't it? >> reporter: it certainly is. what i want to bring you, first of all, is this address to the people by the emperor. this is an extraordinarily rare event. and this was a taped video message played across television networks where he talked about how he cares for the people. the people need to support -- saying the people of japan together can rebuild an even stronger country. separate from the actual taped video message, he also sent a message to the television that we're expecting -- brought to the people, of course. >> stan grant there joining us from tokyo. andrew? >>> well, obviously some very windy times there up in tokyo at the moment, which could be good or bad for the residents of tokyo. radiation levels in the city already certainly higher than normal. >>> also in tokyo today, some good news finally in the financial markets. after two days of major losses on the tokyo stock exchange, tod
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 1:00am EDT
-hour war room at their headquarters operation center in rockville, maryland. the u.s. has sent more personnel to help the japan response overall than any other country, so far it's 148 >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" tonight from new york. our lead story tonight a live report coming up from japan in just a moment. the unfolding disaster there and coming up the battle ground that must not be ignored right here in the united states. if you thought governor scott walker of wisconsin was bad, wait until you see what governor john kasich of ohio is doing when it comes to picking up where walker left off. with a budget that would cut funds to schools. here's a new one for you. and even children's hospitals. how nice of them. the second front of the war on the middle class well under way. plus the very latest from wisconsin. >>> it's wednesday morning in japan and the brave souls of that country are trying to prevent the world's worst serious nuclear accident since chernobyl from becoming even a bigger disaster. at this hour the numbers are staggering. the number of c
SFGTV2
Mar 15, 2011 7:30pm PDT
. that was fantastic. while we were there, both of us did what we were supposed to do and what we could do and that is we met with every one we could about the business of our cities and in particular, i got to meet my very good friend, the commerce secretary i grew up with in seattle, washington and i applaud him for all of the money that they could possibly give us and we are already working on that and he said that china sf was one of the most integrated programs to ever -- innovative programs to come to the west coast. i got to meet the hud secretary and in the short time with all of the other mayors, we were able to talk about our building of housing at affordable housing and of the great partnership that we will have as the enrolls and has unrolled the federal homeless program at how that can match up with our program as well. we met with secretary -- and talk about job creation and discovered that we are working on linking up our community colleges and making sure that all of the students go to college but continue to get degrees so they don't drop out at the rates they have been. o
SFGTV2
Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT
is the cultural art director. tell us what moad's mission is. what does it do? >> the museum of the african diaspora showcases the history, art, and cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of africans throughout the world. we do that through compelling and innovative exhibitions, public programs, and education programs. our goal is to celebrate and present for appreciation to our broad and diverse public the controversial energy contributions of people of african descent to world culture in all aspects in all areas, including politics, culture, economics, education, just in all aspects of cultural forms of expression. >> one of the fascinating things since 2005 when the museum was established, is that it has become clear from science that all of humanity originates in africa. how does that influence the education programs or presentation here at moad? >> obviously, being able to attenuate that, and there is a sign at the door that says, "when did you know that you were african?" our point is that we share a common dna, and it connects us on a number of different levels. this inst
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Mar 16, 2011 4:30pm PDT
you left the military, what prompted you to go back to a place where the u.s. is engaged in military action? >> it is interesting. the population of afghanistan is around 29 million, and there's probably no more than 80,000 u.s. soldiers serving in afghanistan right now, but if you look at the stories that come out, you think the numbers are completely reversed. all the stories are about americans, and you see almost no images of stories about the afghan people themselves, so if you look at the dominant representational paradigm uc today, it is all about foreign soldiers. my idea was to try incurred counted to that a popularized narrative and focus on images and stories that really reflect that lived experience of conflict through the eyes of the afghan people. >> you are exhibiting with three other photographers. it is true all three of them have really focused in the areas where a lot of u.s. and allied forces are seeing action, are actually involved in combat, so your story is different than theirs. what does it mean to show your body of work along side of the stories that probabl
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
to support us. we especially want to give him this award for being the first state legislator in the country to find family planning for low- income women. in the 1970's, when he was on the national board of planned parenthood. i do not know if you know that, but i was there. we want to give him a weapon today to help us as a fundamentalists tried to take those rights away from us. mayer browor brown -- [laughter] [applause] >> may the force be with you. [laughter] they the force be with you and with us -- may the force be with you and with us. >> a jedi warrior. now you know what was behind that mask darth vader was wearing. me. >> at this time, i want to acknowledge a couple of people outside of our committee. >> welcome to "culture wire." i'm here with james lee, and exhibiting artist, and we will have a chat today about the body of work you are presenting. after you left the military, what prompted you to go back to a place where the u.s. is engaged in military action? >> it is interesting. the population of afghanistan is around 29 million, and there's probably no more than 80,000 u.s.
WHUT
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
themselves are not deemed to be too severe at the moment. aftershocks here in tokyo, people here are used to that. but add to that the combination of the threat and risk of nuclear plants, people are feeling alarmed. let's get the very latest >> the new tactic is to cool the reactor with a plan to dump water from above. it looks like a desperate measure. earlier there was steam billowing from reactor no. 3. >> workers have suspended operations. so, we have urged them to evacuate into a safe area. >> again, we have an emergency earthquake warning. >> the buildings are shaking at lunchtime. france told its citizens to leave the capital and get out of the country. british advice is different -- avoid all non-essential travel to tokyo. radiation levels are reported to be slightly higher, but nowhere near dangerous. temperatures in the area worst affected by the quake, essential supplies are getting through. but there are concerns about conditions in evacuation centers, many of which are packed. >> 850,000 households in the north of this country are without power and electricity at the moment.
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Mar 16, 2011 8:30am EDT
joined us for a conversation with wynton marsalis coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, >> thk yoan u. thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial literacy and remove economic obstacles. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. kcet public television] tavis: always honored to have wynton marsalis on this program. the multiple award-winning jazz great heads a communication jazz outrich program all around always good to see you. >> all the time. tavis: i was saying to the staff over the years doing this show, you have been on a number of times. never in the studio. >> it is nice here. tavis: always on a satellite feed. i'm glad to have you in l.a. how have you enjoyed your time in the disney hall? >> a lot. we recorded a piece i wrote. that's right here. we took the whole band. all of us having a great time. tavis: what do you make
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
detected outside the 20-mile emergency perimeter. the head of the u.s. nuclear agency says there is no more water in the spent fuel pool at the reactor plant. greg palkot is live in teak owe where it's just -- tokyo where it's just after 7:00 in the morning. good morning, greg. what does this mean? >> hey, bret. it's actually pretty serious. in fact, one of the worst case scenarios that have been bandied about. if true, the rods could get hotter and hotter and meltdown and shower radiation over a broad area. it must be said the japanese authorities are denying the report. but just one of several challenges that the authorities have been dealing with, in the last 24 hours. the problems with the stricken fukushima nuclear complex in northeastern japan change by the hour. on wednesday, a new fire ignited at one reactor and radioactive steam burst from another. it prompted remaining workers to be yanked and more residents to flee the area. >> if the fuel rods are exposed the radiation material inside the container could seep out. >> it's also causing the people of tokyo 140 miles away to get ve
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to themselves, to try to prevent another catastrophe in this country. brian? >> bob bazell starting us off in tokyo tonight. thanks. >>> this nuclear crisis just one prong of what japan is dealing with. this is just day five since the 9.0 earthquake, the fifth largest in recorded history. and the tsunami that followed. some facts that bear repeating, japan is about 10% smaller than california. this graphic shows the area of the country affected by moderate to severe shaking in the quake. here's the surface area we believe that was covered by water in the tsunami. the recovery hasn't even started in some places, where it's just rubble. the suffering goes on daily, and then the earth shook again violently today. nbc's lester holt today is in yamagata. lester, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. we've chosen to give a wider berth of the exclusion zone around the plant, which is why we are now in the mountains west of sendai. with each bit of troubling news from the nuclear plant, the anxiety and fear ratchets up across this region. a lot of people fear they are not getting the str
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the top u.s. energy official meanwhile, steven shoe, expressed frustration with the information coming from japanese officials. >> events unfeeling in japan incident appears to be more serious than three-mile island. to what extent, we don't know now and as they're unfolding rapidly on an hour-by-hour, day- by-day basis and there are conflicting reports, so we don't know what is happening. >> reporter: at the white house, questions surveyed about the japanese government's honesty in dealing with the crisis and who americans should listen to. >> when there is a situation when our advice on what to do in reaction to this incident to protect your physical safety, if first from the advice the government of japan is giving, we'll give separate and additional advice to american citizens in japan. >> reporter: millions are struggling still with no electricity, little food, water or heat and in frigid temperatures, rescuers are trying to find survivors five days later, followed by a tsunamina thaswallowed entire towns, survivors are being found. >> chances of survival are small but we'r
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. certainly confusing to us over here when we hear it's safe, it's tremendously dangerous, it's safe, it's tremendously dangerous. what's the general feeling on the ground in japan? first of all there remains some degree of disorientation because of the continuing shakes and aftershocks. is there some sense this is getting better or it's still very precarious? >> reporter: very precarious. you know, you are dealing with multiple events here. of course the earthquake, the tsunami, devastation, relief effort, rescue effort, now the nuclear crisis as well. many foreigners just had enough and they've headed for the exit. they've gone to the airports. we've seen long queues there. they don't trust the information they're getting. they don't know whether they're being lied to, they just don't know. that's the question, you just don't know. all day i've tracked this well into the night. sometimes in one hour you can get two or three different briefings from different agencies. sometimes they conflict. sometimes contradict. it's overwhelming, in many respects. but the prime minister's joining --
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 3:00pm EDT
three mile island by his estimates. but as chu tells it, even the u.s. government doesn't really precisely know what's happening there. so keep that in mind as we show you some of these pictures that aired live today. what you're looking at there, it's either smoke, could be steam, it rose today from the plant after officials reported a second atomic reactor may have ruptu ruptured. later on, a japanese spokesman seemed to walk that statement back saying damage to the number 3 reactor appeared not to be that severe. so, going forward, we say who knows. but here's what we know. here's the thing. radiation levels then spiked above the plant which prompted the japanese to ground those helicopters trying to cool the plant. we talked about this yesterday, how those helicopters were going to drop some of the cooler water on the plants. but keep this in mind. they've now got concerns at all six reactors. you see them, 1 through 6, right in front of you, including the two off to the side, numbers 5 and 6. then you have 4, 5 and 6. they were all offline when the tsunami hit last friday, b
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